On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronald Adam, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies
1896 Highlights

About December 31, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn